Free public transport for students and seniors in the Northern Territory

From 01 January 2009 seniors, pensioners and carers have been able to travel for free on all scheduled bus services on the Territory’s public transport network. This initiative is part of the Northern Territory Government’s plan to extend the bus network and increase public transport use.

The Northern Territory Government has also announced that the FREE Bus Travel Package is providing free bus travel for Territory students from Tuesday 27 January 2009. Visiting Australian students will also enjoy free travel on the Territory’s school and public bus network. The free service is available to primary school students through to University students.

Source: NT Transport Group via Austalasian Bus and Coach

Seniors get reciprocal public transport concessions across Australia

From today Seniors Card holders who are using public transport services outside their home State or Territory will receive the same concessions as the local Seniors Card holders. The new concessions are funded by the Australian Government which has offered almost $50 million over four years to State and Territory Governments to provide the reciprocal concessions. Seniors are obviously looking forward to being able to access cheaper public transport in States and Territories other than their own. We hope this will be a good boost for public transport use across the country.